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We were asked the following question over at the cider forum I want to highlight to this as others will be able to learn from this too:

I have a small paddock in which I would like to grow some apple trees with a view of possibly making a small amount of cider. I know nothing about what trees to purchase or if it is even a practical idea. Can you advise on where is the best place for me to get help, buy trees or in fact learn all about it?

Firstly, anyone can make cider!

We want to encourage the production of cider on a small scale at home or in your local community. Don’t forget that apple juice and cider vinegar can also be made from the same apples.

Whether you have a back garden with a couple of apple trees, several acres of orchard, or you’re just ’scrumping’ apples from friends and neighbours every autumn you will find it’s a fantastic way to get out learn about your local area, use local produce that might otherswise go to waste and most important of all, get friends, family and neighbours involved!

There are a number of links on the real cider site that will help you with orchard and cider production

Two fantastic books to help you on your cider journey

This information will be enough to get you started. Remember that if you get the essentials right: selection of suitable apple tree(s), production method and equipment you will be enjoying real cider year after year!

List of nurseries and recommended apple trees suppliers

UK Nurseries

  • Adam’s Apples Tel: 01404 841166 – A family run nursery located in Devon
  • Grown for you Tel: 0845 512 0143 – Supplying young fruit and vegetable plants and quality fruit trees to help you produce all your favourite foods.
  • Orange Pippin Tel: 01759 305079 – Offering good quality fruit trees for sale

US Nurseries

The best selection of cider apples, depending on whether you are in UK or US, if you find any of these you will not only have found a good supplier, but have wonderful cider apples growing each year for your enjoyment.

  • Binet Rouge
  • Brown Snout
  • Brown Thorn
  • Chisel Jersey
  • Claygate Pearmain
  • Coat Jersey
  • Crimson King
  • Dabinett
  • Dufflin
  • Grenadier
  • Harry Masters Jersey
  • Marin Oufroy
  • Mettais
  • Michelin
  • Muscadet de Dieppe
  • Nehou
  • Noel des Champs
  • Porter’s Perfection
  • Reine des Pommes
  • Bulmer’s Norman
  • Stembridge Cluster
  • Stoke Red
  • Vilberie
  • Yarlington Mill

Of course there are many more local vareties, but these are the apple types we have seen most widely available at these outlets and suppliers.

So you want to buy cider? We hope to give you instant access to a number of resources here.

Whether you want to sample cider direct from the producer, at a pub, or in your home we provide you with various pages in which you can find out which ones are near you, or if you are travelling somewhere which ones you will be passing. Don’t forget to take a container or two!

Browse the following pages to find cider producers and outlets:

The location and contact information for producers and pubs is from a variety of sources, personal records, CAMRA publications and other cider related sites. We are grateful for their permission to use this.